|Takeshi Nakamura - Strange Animals [NTT046] - Takeshi Nakamura|
Takeshi Nakamura, who's been making quite the name for himself on various netlabels (Zymogen, Digital Biotope, Play-Code, ...), can certainly be relied upon should you be looking for avant-garde sonic investigations. "Strange Animals" is made of curious harmonics that were meticulously assembled through what i would guess are alien Max/msp or Reaktor patches. The tracks' structures are at first hard to identify as most of the rhythms are quite unorthodox, until (in some cases) a more familiar rh...
Keywords: glitch; experimental; avant-garde; digital; reaktor; maxmsp; clicks; cuts
|rachMiel - Vortex Engine [NTT065] - rachMiel|
Vortex Engine is a set of 10 works of complex post-IDM that explores musical extremes: sparse/dense, random/ordered, dissonant/consonant, melodic/noise-driven, chaotic/grooved, ridiculous/sublime. The sensibility of post-Webernian Euro avant garde (Stockhausen, Xenakis, Boulez, et al) enfolded into the world of electronica. Vortex Engine is not easy-listening music. It is challenging, boundary-pushing, even at times disturbing...
Keywords: rachMiel; Vortex Engine; grooved; electronica; sound design; dsp; Reaktor; abstract; ambient; dark; sci-fi; surreal